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The transition from Homo habilis to Homo erectus was accompanied by a number of physical and cultural changes. Body size increased substantially, possibly as a result of climate change and increased access to protein from meat. In addition, body proportions changed, as arm length reduced and leg length increased, reflecting a more modern form of bipedalism. The brain size of Homo erectus was larger than that of Homo habilis, which may have been due in part to overall increase in body size, but is also reflective of greater intelligence. Greater intelligence enabled Homo erectus to make and use more sophisticated tools, the Acheulian tools. More skill was required to create them and the tools were used in hunting and scavenging animals. Other physical changes observed with Homo erectus include smaller teeth, reduced face and jaw size, increase in brow ridges, and thicker cranial bones. Homo erectus exhibited a number of new cultural developments not seen in earlier Homo species or the australopithecines. While Oldowan stone tools were already in existence, Homo
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